West Virginia Military Authority Critical Infrastructure
Mr. Minear is a member of the West Virginia National Guard - Military Authority, serving as Deputy Director – Critical Infrastructure Protection Programs for the Joint Interagency Training & Education Center ((JITEC). Bill has 35 years of public safety (law enforcement, fire/rescue, emergency medical services) and private industry (security, safety & health, industrial hygiene) experience. He has provided leadership and guidance to organizations and companies in all facets of protective services and emergency preparedness, planning and response. He is currently assigned to provide leadership support to the critical infrastructure protection programs for the State of West Virginia.
Mr. Minear graduated from West Virginia University-Parkersburg in 1983 with a degree in Fire Science and Safety Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in 2002 from Glenville State College. He has continued his education by earning his Master of Science – Strategic Leadership in 2006 from Mountain State University. Bill is currently pursuing his Doctor of Executive Leadership at the Charles H. Polk School of Leadership & Professional Development at Mountain State University.
A Board Certified Protection Professional with ASIS International, Bill currently serves in a volunteer leadership position as Vice Chairman of the Fire & Life Safety Council. In March 2011 he was selected as a member of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s State, Local, Tribal, & Territorial Government Coordinating Council (SLTTGCC), serving two years prior as a subject matter expert for critical infrastructure programs. He is a 1982 graduate of the West Virginia State Police Academy – 42nd Basic Class. Bill holds adjunct faculty positions with the West Virginia State Police Academy, Mountain State University, and West Virginia Department of Education - RESA Public Safety Training.
Mr. Minear is a graduate of the Executive Protection Institute and serves on the Board of Directors for the Academy of Security Educators and Trainers (ASET).
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